Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, has advised Chiron Group on its acquisition of Croatia-based HSTEC. Buterin & Partners advised HSTEC on the deal.
In the past decade, the tech industry in Croatia has been growing at four times the rate of the entire Croatian economy, according to research by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Despite all the obvious positivity of its high growth, the Croatian tech scene has been facing a challenge of its own: talent gaps.
On July 12, four leading lawyers from Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the latest in ESG developments with a focus on green financing, its regional and local drivers and roadblocks, its impact on non-financial reporting, and what it all means for the legal profession.
On April 28, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Porobija & Spoljaric had advised Croatian tourism company Mon Perin on listing its shares on the Zagreb Stock Exchange. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Massimo Piutti President of the Management Bord at Mon Perin, to learn more about the matter.
Despite economic forecast-related fears, there is plenty to be optimistic about in Croatia, with the country joining the eurozone and Schengen area next year, according to Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka Senior Partner Damir Topic.
EU and national associations representing companies that bring ultrafast digital connectivity in Europe – AOMR (RO), APMS (CZ), AssoTelecomunicazioni (IT), ATI (BG), DigitalES (SP), ETNO (EU), Federation Francaise des Telecoms (FR), and the GSMA Europe (EU), issued a joint statement calling for greater participation of Big Tech and OTTs in infrastructure investments and extending some telecoms regulatory requirements to OTT services.
Queritius and Wolf Theiss, working with Dechert, have successfully represented the interests of the Mol Group in a USD 230 million ICSID arbitration case against the Republic of Croatia. Reportedly, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Peters & Peters, and Brick Court Chambers also represented Mol.
Schoenherr, working with Legance, has advised Nexi on its agreement with Privredna Banka Zagreb and Intesa Sanpaolo-controlled company PBZ Card to purchase PBZ Card’s merchant acquiring business in Croatia for EUR 180 million. Reportedly, PwC Legal and KPMG Legal advised Intesa Sanpaolo.
Schoenherr has advised Wienerberger on its acquisition of Vargon. Buterin & Partneri reportedly advised the sellers on the deal.